We ask our future mentors this question during our interview process all the time.
Who was the biggest influence/mentor in your life?
It is a question we hope our Littles answer one day with "My Big Brother" or "My Big Sister".
Many of us look back at our childhood and see an adult (or a few if you were lucky!) that supported, cared and believed in us. Now we know that many of our Littles have amazing parents and families but we strongly believe that one to one mentoring with people who are not related to each other can make an even BIGGER impact. This is why we do what we do at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California. To provide our children with a dedicated mentor who will support them, encourage them and have fun with them!
Every January, we like to honor those who dedicate their time and efforts for their Littles. This year, we wanted to share with our supporters, who made a difference in our staff members lives. Without these mentors, we might not have had the opportunity to do the amazing work we are lucky to do!